David Beckham was reunited with his former manager Sir Alex Ferguson at Wembley on Friday as both attended England’s crunch Euro 2020 clash with Scotland.
Ex-England skipper Beckham has previously hailed Ferguson as “like a father figure” to him from their time working together at Manchester United.
And despite cheering on different sides in the fixture, they were able to catch up in the restaurant at Wembley beforehand.
The pair enjoyed great success at Old Trafford together, winning a host of major honours, before their relationship soured when Beckham left the club in 2003, shortly after Ferguson had accidentally kicked a boot at him in the dressing room.
They have since put their rift aside their differences to enjoy a friendly relationship again and seemed in good spirits.
Beckham was with son Romeo, and also bumped into an old friend from the music world in Spice Girl Mel C – one of wife Victoria’s former bandmates.
Meanwhile, Ferguson had trouble getting into the stadium after being turned away from the VIP parking section following a chauffeur driven journey, as reports the Mail.
Romeo – who was sporting bleach blonde locks similar to those his father used to don – even got a picture with Ferguson.
Beckham Snr uploaded a picture of him with Romeo overlooking the pitch, along with the caption: “Special to see ur boys play tonight along with the fans in the stadium.
“Scottish army was signing loud and singing proud. Special to be with my boy @romeobeckham.”
Sadly for the Beckhams, there wasn’t too much to smile about on the pitch as England were held to a goalless draw by their rivals.
John Stones had the best chance for the hosts, crashing his header off the upright after just 11 minutes.
Opportunities to score were few and far between for England after that, with striker Harry Kane enduring a particularly difficult night.
In fact it was Scotland who came closest to winning the Group D clash, as Lyndon Dykes’ shot was headed off the line by full-back Reece James.
The result leaves plenty still to play for as England head into their final match with Czech Republic level on four points with their opponents.
A draw would see England likely go through as group runners-up – a potentially favourable passage depending on who tops the ‘Group of Death’.
The winners of Group D will progress to the last-16 to meet the winners of Group F, which contains France, Portugal and Germany.
Scotland will be hoping to reach the next round too, but will need to beat Croatia to stand any chance of qualifying.
England boss Gareth Southgate remained upbeat in the face of criticism, insisting the important thing was getting at least something from the match.
“In the end, it’s the sort of game where you could push and lose discipline and lose the game,” he said. “In a tournament, although the desire is to win the game because of who the opposition is as well it means there’s an even bigger reaction externally by not winning.
“We had to hold our nerve and take the point, we’re on four points and in terms of qualification that’s important.”